Aston Barclay has announced its acquisition of Leeds-based Independent Motor Auctions at an event launching its new Wakefield ‘Mega Centre’ and the latest developments in its digital remarketing platform.
Used LCV values rose to their second highest level in the history of BCA’s Pulse Report during September – with a month-on-month price rise of 5.4%.
Citroen van dealers are to adopt a new showroom corporate identity, with extensive use of red and white stripes, under its new 'La Manufacture Citroen' scheme.
Ford will begin full production of an plug-in hybrid electric powered Transit van in mid 2019
Outdated legislation which exempts electric vans from the need for MOT tests needs to change, according to operators.
The SMMT has urged fleets to renew their LCVs in a bid to reduce emissions after the sector experienced a 3.6% decline in registrations during 2017.
Jennings Motor Group has expanded its commercial with the acquisition of Nesmo Truck Bodies as part of an “ongoing expansion plan” in the Teeside region.
Toyota’s franchised dealers took a “leap of faith” in supporting the brand’s new push on commercial vehicle sales but things are starting to take shape, according to LCV manager Gareth Matthews.
Average used LCV prices increase for the second month in a row thanks “largely due to the influence of a younger, lower mileage profile of vehicles”, according to BCA Pulse.
Values of used LCVs are continuing to rise despite increasing volumes of used LCVs coming to auction and record registrations of new LCVs, according to Shoreham Vehicle Auctions MD Alex Wright.
PSA Group is targeting SMEs in a bid to expand its commercial vehicles operation and is calling on its franchised car dealerships to “embrace” the concept of van sales.
The supply of used LCVs is to increase by 48% by 2019.
Van dealers have been accused of having an ‘unhealthy focus’ on price that is damaging the quality of stock and customer service standards.
Average values for LCVs fell slightly to £5,544 in July from £5,587 in June, a fall of £43 (0.7%) over the month.
Minimal price fluctuations of used vans has led to a prolonged period of stability in the market, according to Shoreham Vehicle Auctions.
Used van prices rose by 5.7% (£259) in June compared to the previous month, while volumes were up by 38% over the same period in 2014.
Three new VED bands should be introduced to reflect the most efficient cars, while a new emissions tax should be introduced for vans.
Dacia has announced plans to enter the light commercial vehicle market later this year with a version of the Duster SUV, called the Duster Commercial.
Accident management group Helphire has received the first of its new Fiat Ducato transporters from Fiat Professional dealer Guest Truck & Van Centre.
Fiat has secured an exit from its SevelNord joint venture with PSA Peugeot Citroen.
Automotive Management Live: Where franchised and independent dealers will find everything they need to know about operating a modern showroom and service and repair facility fit for the digital age.
When: November 7 2019
Where: Birmingham NEC
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